Joe: I love playing restaurant with my good friend, Boris.
This episode served as a springboard to introduce Polka Dots, who was introduced as a puppet character in the sixth season premiere, "The Legend of the Blue Puppy." Polka Dots was first seen in "Bedtime Business."
In this episode, Blue is actually shown on-screen, placing her pawprint on every clue. This is largely due to the fact that the focus is on Blue for most of the episode anyway, while Joe is busy playing with stuffed duck, Boris.
Beginning with this episode, the format of showing one episode at the start of the week and then showing continuous repeats to reinforce the concepts is officially abandoned.
This episode appeared in Nickelodeon listings as simply "Polka Dots," but the title pennant at the beginning of the episode read "Meet Polka Dots!"
Mailtime Segment: Joe quacks the "Here's the Mail" song. In the letter, a boy introduces us to his monkey friend, Buddy. We learn that the boy plays games with Buddy such as Blocks and Rescue. Buddy's favorite food is bananas and he likes swinging and going for walks. His favorite book is Helen's Hiding Place.
Joe is wearing an orange shirt in this episode.